September 9, 2014 Action Alert

Santa Barbara County Action Network
Action Alert
September 9, 2014

Four Topics:

  1. NC H.O.T. Committee Meeting 
  2. SC H.O.T. Committee Meeting 
  3. LWV Forums in Santa Maria 
  4. SB CAN Editorial on Measure P

1.  SB CAN North County H.O.T. (Housing, Open space and Transportation) Committee meeting 
September 11, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Rabobank, 1554 S. Broadway, Santa Maria 

     Santa Maria City Councilman Jack Boysen and council candidate Tony Coles will be at our meeting to answer questions you may have in light of the November elections. 
     We also will have two representatives from SLO Clean Energy talk to us about creating a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) that empowers communities to purchase renewable energy directly from energy providers, build local energy installations, improve energy efficiency, and ensure rate stability on behalf of local residential, business, and municipal ratepayers. 
     We will have updates on the Cuyama solar power project and the Edible Landscaping Demonstration Garden as well as discuss any other items of importance to those in attendance.

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Action Alert August 12, 2014

Santa Barbara County Action Network
Action Alert
August 12, 2014

1.  NC H.O.T. Committee Meeting
2.  Program on local geology
3.  Editorial on Measure P

1.   SB CAN North County H.O.T. Committee meeting 6 p.m. August 14 at Rabobank, 1554 S. Broadway, Santa Maria.  

SB CAN North County Housing, Open space & Transportation Committee
Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6:00 PM
Rabobank Conference Room, Corner of Battles and South Broadway, Santa Maria, CA


  1. Call to Order by Chair Jerry Connor; Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
  2. Measure P: Water Protection Initiative (30 min.)
  3. Current Oil Production Proposals (10 min.)
    • Two injection wells four miles west of Guadalupe
    • Others?
  4. Preview of Friday night’s geology presentation at Sierra Club meeting in Lompoc (5 min.)
  5. Western Sky Amphitheater: unpermitted project on Dominion Road  (10 min.)
  6. Anything of interest to those in attendance (10 min.)
  7. Suggestions for next month’s agenda (5 min.)
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Calvin Tillman speaks on protecting property rights from oil exploitation

Protecting Private Property Rights from Oil Exploitation

Calvin Tillman, the former mayor of Dish, Texas will speak on how to protect your private property rights when they are threatened by fracking and other intensive oil extraction techniques. Tillman was featured in the Oscar-nominated documentaries GASLAND and GASLAND 2.

Santa Maria Public Library

Shepard Hall

421 S. McClelland, Santa Maria

One block south of Cook Street between Broadway and Miller.

Free public parking lot and nearby transit stop.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Noon–1:30 p.m.

Presentation followed by question and answer session.

Suggested Donation: $5

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Pete Seeger Show with Gale McNeeley, Betty Faas and Lara Ruth

Pete Seeger Show with Gale McNeeley, Betty Faas and Lara Ruth

Gale McNeeley, Betty Faas and Lara Ruth will appear July 12th at 4 PM at Cafe Noir, 1555 S. Broadway in Santa Maria in a “Pete Seeger ‘Sing Out’.”

A prolific songwriter, Pete’s best-known songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" "If I Had A Hammer,” and "Turn! Turn! Turn!"  

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SB CAN Action Alert June 9, 2014

Santa Barbara County Action Network

Action Alert

June 9, 2014

Three Topics:

  1. SB Water Guardians’ Initiative
  2. AB 2145 – Community Choice Aggregation/Alternative Energy
  3. SB CAN  H.O.T. Committee Meetings


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SB CAN Action Alert - May 5, 2014

MAY 5, 2014 

  1. APCD workshops on greenhouse-gas emission thresholds
  2. H.O.T. Committee Meetings

Here are the details:

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SB CAN Action Alert April 8, 2014


1.  H.O.T. Committee meetings rescheduled

2.  Santa Barbara County Housing Element Workshops

3. Screening of Gasland 2 and other related films

4.  Santa Barbara Rally to Stop Fracking

5.  Assembly Select Committee on Coastal Protection: hearing on offshore fracking and well stimulation

6.  APCD hearing on greenhouse-gas emission thresholds

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SB CAN Action Alert March 27, 2014

SB CAN endorses Santa Barbara County Water Guardians’ Initiative 

On March 26, 2014, the SB CAN Board of Directors endorsed the Healthy Air and Water Initiative, which was recently filed with the County of Santa Barbara  by the Santa Barbara County Water Guardians.  The filing is a notice to circulate a petition to put the measure before the county board of supervisors.  The board could then choose to implement the measure outright or to put it before countywide voters in November.

In essence, the measure would ban enhanced oil-recovery techniques, such as fracking, cyclic steaming, and acidization, while allowing traditional oil-extraction projects to continue.

Here's information about the initiative from SBC Water Guardians:

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SB CAN Action Alert - HOT Committees, North Garey Oil Project

1.  North County H.O.T. Committee Meeting - Thursday, March 13
2.  South County H.O.T. Committee Meeting - Friday, March 14
3.  North Garey Oil Project - Wednesday, March 12

The details:

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Fun Alert - SB CAN Oscar Viewing Gala and David Rovics performance


February 21, 2014

Save $5. Register for SB CAN's Oscar Viewing Gala by tomorrow -- Saturday, February 22.
See below for more information.

And David Rovic's performance is coming up -- Tuesday, February 25. Mark your calendar!
See below for more information


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